By戴辰, May 24, 2018; Economic Daily News
Forwell continues to invest its Huai’an Plant on the “Smart Mold/ Die Management System” project so as to keep up with the growing automotive business in the China market. Besides, the company has accelerated its development of the four business departments in order to provide prompt smart services with professional quality as well as comprehensive inventory.
President Hsiao of Forwell stated that, as the automotive market in China is growing, manufacturers there pursue for more value-added products in order to enhance their competitiveness. With reasonable cost cut, these suppliers are able to offer products that match the market trend. Nowadays some metal parts of cars are replaced by dual-color injection plastics parts, because the later are good at strength, hardness, appearance, and color conditions, with better price and weight conditions. Therefore, those applications are accepted in some inner parts such as the dashboards. This application is also applied to the 3C sector.
Hsiao further shared that automotive manufacturers using injection molding to produce their products encounter orders with low quantity but high variety, so that the utilization of molds and dies is very frequent. Only by mold/ die management can they become productive.
The innovative mold/ die management system of Forwell integrates three systems: mold/ die transmission system, and automatic storage. The third one, the maintenance system is about to finish, which is able to maintain molds and dies before its uploading. In the future, Forwell is able to assist its customers with a faster, safer, easier smart system.
President Hsiao emphasized that, Forwell Group is working on a Three-year Moving Forward Project, which aims at the procedures of metal forming (pressing) and plastics injection applications, including material feeding, pick off, transmission, inspection, and other automatic steps. The goal is to build an industrial robot, the “FUDE” robot, which will help improve customers’ core technology level and product inventory, and eventually expand the market scale.